LOVE Your Neighborhood!

LOVE Your City!

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About Me


I moved here from Michigan in 2002 and just absolutely love this great city and all it has to offer!

World class restaurants, small unique ethnic restaurants,  shopping, culture and arts, and the lake!

I especially love the lakefront and living so close to the water. We have 26 miles of Lakefront!  With 15 miles of beaches!

DID YOU KNOW? At 190 km wide and 495 km long, its the 5th largest body of fresh water in the world. Chicago’s extensive parklands, including 3,000 hectares of city parks attract an estimated 86 million visitors annually.

As a multicultural city that thrives on the harmony and diversity of its neighborhoods, Chicago today embodies the values of America’s heartland-integrity, hard work and community and reflects the ideals in the social fabric of  its 77 distinct neighborhoods.

Chicago is home to…

  • 237 square miles of land
  • An estimated 2,695,598 residents
  • Dozens of cultural institutions, historical sites and museums
  • More than 200 theaters
  • Nearly 200 art galleries
  • More than 7,300 restaurants
  • 77 community areas containing more than 100 neighborhoods
  • 26 miles of lakefront
  • 15 miles of bathing beaches
  • 36 annual parades
  • 19 miles of lakefront bicycle paths
  • 552 parks
  • Chicago is home to eleven Fortune 500 companies, while the rest of the metropolitan area hosts an additional 21 Fortune 500 companies.
  • The Art Institute of Chicago has one of the largest and most extensive collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings in the world.
  • The Chicago Cultural Center is the first free municipal cultural center in the U.S. and home to the world’s largest stained glass Tiffany dome.
  • When it opened in 1991, the Harold Washington Library Center, with approximately 6.5 million books, was the world’s largest municipal library.
  • The Lincoln Park Zoo, one of only three major free zoos in the country, is the country’s oldest public zoo with an estimated annual attendance of three million.
  • The Adler Planetarium became the first planetarium in the Western Hemisphere in 1930.
  • Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) is the eighth-tallest freestanding structure in the world by pinnacle height. At 1,482.6 feet (451.9 m) tall, including decorative spires, the Petronas TwinTowers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, laid claim to replacing the Sears Tower as thetallest building in the world in 1998.

SPACES Real Estate began in 2010, with  a commitment to remaining locally-owned and fiercely independent to better meet their clients’ needs. Customer service is paramount and has been the cornerstone of their success! I don’t just “lease apartments”;  At Spaces it’s about our team, as well as the services our team provides and the customer care you will receive. I am proud to have joined this team!

It all began with three agents, a few fold away tables set up in a shared office and a desire to simply “Do It Better.” Starting out with its sole focus on residential apartment leasing, Spaces has grown into a Full Service Real Estate brokerage specializing in residential and Multi-Family sales and leasing throughout Chicago. We are a fiercely independent, and locally owned company and intend to stay that way.

Our mission, can be summed up in one word: Service.

I believe your home or dwelling should be your sanctuary. Love your neighborhood. Love your space! Together we’ll find a space you will love!  I hope to meet with you soon at our  brand new 2,300 square foot office space in the heart of Lakeview.

Call me and let’s get started!

Michael “LOVE” Snell